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Santo Domingo Full-Day Tour - First City of the New World

Product ID: 28685
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Immerse yourself in the heritage of Santo Domingo on a full-day tour of the capital of the Dominican Republic. Discover the first city of the New World, see the first cathedral of the Americas, stroll down colonial streets, and much more.
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Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Audio guide/headphones

Pickup included

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  • Explore the first colonial city of the Americas
  • Visit the Pantheon, and the “Conde,” the first shopping street of the New World
  • Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch in a rural-like atmosphere
  • Drive through the modern capital, home to over 4 milions inhabitants, and feel the buzz of everyday life
  • Stop at the Presidential Palace
  • Stroll through the colonial zone and observe historic monuments and museums
  • Discover how the Spanish conquistadors lived
  • Learn about the social, educational and medical systems of the Dominican Republic
Full description
Explore the capital of the Dominican Republic on a full-day sightseeing tour by comfortable air-conditioned bus. An expert guide will lead you around the First City of the Americas, describing the historical facts behind the modern-day metropolis.
Encounter the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, the first institution of higher learning in America, and the oldest colonial building in the New World.

Visit the Palace of Fine Arts, and the somber National Palace. Get off the bus to take photographs of the presidential palace, and pause for lunch at a typical restaurant.

Continue to Columbus Park. Drive through a colonial neighborhood, and pay homage to the first cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith.

Stroll down Las Damas Street, the oldest lane not only in the Dominican Republic, but in America. The Museo de la Casas Reales, formerly the Governmental Palace, has a lovely display of colonial-era artifacts, which you'll get to see.

A walk across the Alcázar de Colón enraptures visitors back to the era of the first Spanish conquistadors, which you'll get to do on your wonderfully immersive day in Santo Domingo.
  • Water
  • Dominican buffet lunch with soft drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entry to all monuments and museums
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen, a camera, and extra money for souvenirs and tips.
• Due to bumpy paths, this tour is not recommended for guests with reduced mobility,the disabled, or pregnant women.
• Guided informational tour, no free time for shopping.
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Product ID: 28685